Denver Film Society honors the late Philip Seymour Hoffman with a special screening of 1999's Flawless. Known for his success in transformative acting roles, Hoffman plays a drag queen assigned to give a homophobic police officer (Robert DeNiro) singing lessons. Mon 7 p.m.
Set sail with 14-year-old Laura Dekker as she takes her two-masted ketch around the world, alone. She starts out with the goal to be the youngest person to sail around the globe, but she comes to appreciate the journey as a whole. Warning: this documentary on her 17-month adventure might worsen your case of wanderlust. Wed 7:30 p.m.
Airing in November of 1978, the shamed Star Wars Holiday Special tells the story of Chewbacca’s journey home with Han Solo to celebrate Life Day—the Wookiee version of Christmas. The film garnered extremely negative reviews and was never released on home video, making it somewhat of a legend among Star Wars enthusiasts. Don’t miss this rare, one-night-only viewing. Sat 9 p.m.
This moving documentary explores the controversial subject of third-trimester abortion since the 2009 asssassination of Dr. George Tiller. Today, just four doctors in the United States—all former colleagues of Tiller—practice this risky and much-debated type of abortion. Wed 7 p.m.
Two British brothers have taken Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance back to its metaphorical roots. For two months and 11,000 miles, Colin and Ryan Pyle cruise through China, the birthplace of Zen Buddhism, in search of a world record and a whole lot more. Procedes from the showing benefit Urban Peak. Tue 8 p.m.
For Coloradans, biking is a way of life. But it’s not quite as easy in Rwanda. This acclaimed documentary follows Tour de France veteran Jock Boyer as he helps the beleaguered Rwandan National Cycling Team train for and compete in the 2012 Olympics in London. Fri-Thu, times vary.
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